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Cliff Jones Ambassador Award

2024 Cliff Jones Ambassador Award

The Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. This year’s recipient is Assistant Chief Matthew Jacoby, CFO, from the Cary Fire Department, North Carolina.  Chief Jacoby has shown a strong commitment to CPSE’s mission through a number of roles, including Accreditation Manager for Cary,  a CFAI L-1 Peer Assessor, and CPC Peer Reviewer. Chief
Jacoby served as a committee member for the technical competencies
update, and is currently co-coordinator of the North Carolina Accreditation Support Consortium.
Through all these efforts, he helps his peers improve as both individuals through Credentialing and as
organizations by embracing continuous improvement through Accreditation. Chief Jacoby embodies
the spirit of the Cliff Jones Ambassador Award throughout his department and beyond.

Congratulations Chief Jacoby!

The CPSE Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. The CPSE staff makes their selection based on their interactions and observations over the prior year.

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Previous Recipients

2023 Leonard Chan and Will Gray, CFO
2022 Scott Kujawa, CFO, CTO
2021 Ricky Brockman, CFO
2020 David Pennington, CFO
2019 Mike Pritchard, CFO and Carey Waddell, CFO, CTO, FM
2018 Brian Goss, CFO
2017 Josh Waldo, CFO, CTO, FM
2016 No award given
2015 Jerry Nulliner, CFO
2014 Neil Rosenberger, CFO, FM
2013 Todd LeDuc, CFO
2012 Ryan Roberts, CFO, CTO and
Ronny J. Coleman, CFO Emeritus
2011 Bill Killen, CFO
2010 Gary Curmode, CFO, CEMSO

Learn about other CPSE awards or contact CPSE if you have any questions.